June 27, 2008
'Being Independent for a Reasonable Price'
Dan Rossi, a blind systems administrator at Carnegie Mellon University, has an impressive résumé. He earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and to the base camp at Mount Everest, and frequently sky-dives. Given his evident self-sufficiency, one wouldn't expect him to use the assistive technologies he is now helping students design. But he says such tools help him live the way he wants to live, even if he doesn't